Do you have a dream Disney resort? A hotel where you have hoped and dreamed of staying for years? Since I was a child, that resort for me was Disney’s Contemporary Resort. You know, the hotel the monorail goes through and all. My Disney resort dream came true when we stayed in a one-bedroom Tower Club suite and we were guests at the Contemporary again for one night several months later – in a regular room this time! I’ll take you on a tour of that room here today.
The rooms at the Disney Contemporary Resort are easily among my favorite on Disney property. The standard rooms are huge – nearly 400 square feet. Our room was in the main A-frame tower on the Bay Lake side which gave us incredible sunrise views over the water. There are also rooms in an adjacent three-story garden wing that are identical to the tower rooms inside, but they do not have balconies on the upper two floors outside.
A full Disney Contemporary Resort review is yet to come, so let’s get on with the room tour!
Our room was on the 12th floor at the south end of the building overlooking Chef’s Mickey’s out the front door and the pool off the outdoor balcony. The foyer area has two large closets and a coffee station with a Keurig machine, mugs, and glass tumblers.
Across from the foyer amenities, the bathroom features two large, flat sinks with very little counter space. There is storage underneath the sinks, but we only used one sink for its intended purpose and used the other as “counter space.”
The main bathroom area also includes a tub/shower combo while the toilet is separated with a sliding door, unlike most other Disney resort rooms where the toilet and shower are together and separate from the sinks.
In the bedroom there is a long desk that leads to a two-drawer dresser. The dresser’s placement by the side of the bed and beyond the desk isn’t exactly convenient – it would make much more sense to place it under the television where there is only a lighted art display – but we didn’t use the drawers at all since we were staying just one night.
The wall opposite the bed has a large mirror, making the room appear even larger than it already is along with an upholstered cube stool and “contemporary” art pieces on open shelves. The sofa easily folds down into a twin bed. We love these convertible sofas because the bed doesn’t take up any additional space in the room and they don’t have the unappealing look of traditional sofa beds when open.
Beyond the bedroom is the balcony with that gorgeous Bay Lake view. These rooms cost less than the Theme Park View rooms on the other side of the tower and we actually prefer them to the Magic Kingdom view. They’re quieter and face east so they’re not drenched in that hot Florida sunshine all afternoon.